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  • School embraces RecycleKiwi as resources rolled out

    Naresh Mani presents a RecycleKiwi pack to Leanne Hanna, Principal's PA/Office Manager at Red Beach School.

    CrestClean’s RecycleKiwi programme has really struck a chord with teachers at an Auckland school. After a RecycleKiwi resource pack was delivered to Red Beach School a “thank you” card was left for CrestClean business owner Naresh Mani, who takes care of the school’s cleaning. Red Beach teacher Lisa Davies told Naresh the recycling initiative was

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  • End to ‘sleepless nights’ after CrestClean takes over...

    Ronnie Moffat, Property Manager at Mount Aspiring College, says having CrestClean’s services has finally given him peace of mind. He is pictured with Danny Mastroianniv(left), Karina Vaccarezza, Claudia Barrientos, and Lorena Mastroianni.

    CrestClean has received glowing praise from a Wanaka school after it took over the cleaning contract earlier this year. Ronnie Moffat, Property Manager at Mount Aspiring College, says employing CrestClean’s services has finally given him peace of mind the job is at last in good hands. In an email to Danny Mastroianni, CrestClean’s Central Otago

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  • Talented young animator helps get RecycleKiwi off to...

    Mount Maunganui College student Tai Preece helped bring RecycleKiwi to life.

    Bringing RecycleKiwi’s iconic bird character to life was a challenge budding young animator Tai Preece took in his stride. The 13-year-old Mount Maunganui College student was invited by CrestClean to apply his animation skills to the kiwi bird, the distinctive hallmark of the company’s educational programme on recycling and waste management. The kiwi and the

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  • Warm welcome for RecycleKiwi in Invercargill

    Regional Manager Glenn Cockroft and franchisee Kim Jin present a RecycleKiwi pack to Julian Ineson, Principal of Invercargill’s St Theresa’s School.

    RecycleKiwi has landed in Invercargill with the first resource pack being presented to Invercargill’s St Theresa’s school. Principal Julian Ineson was delighted to receive the colourful box from CrestClean’s Invercargill Regional Manager Glenn Cockroft, and franchisee Kim Jin, who has just taken over the cleaning of the school in the past few weeks. Julian said

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  • School has big focus on creating cleaner and...

    David White, Shotover Primary School Property Manager, with CrestClean’s Isamaeli Takitua.

    Students and staff at Queenstown’s Shotover Primary School have been doing their bit to help CrestClean personnel create a cleaner and tidier environment. CrestClean Central Otago Regional Manager Danny Mastroianni has been working closely with school property manager David White to bring greater efficiencies in the cleaning. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for any

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  • CrestClean’s hand-hygiene training sessions helps school battle winter...

    Two youngsters check for “invisible germs” on their hands during a session on hand-hygiene presented by Gina Holland.

    A CrestClean manager has won praise from a Christchurch school principal for teaching kids about the importance of adopting good hand-hygiene habits. Gina Holland offered to run awareness sessions at Halswell Primary School after Stuart Cameron got in touch for advice following an unprecedented level of student absences due to winter bugs. He says Gina’s

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  • Stickers in te reo Maori encourage kids to...

    Matapihi School students Enchant'd Quinn, Kataraena Ngawhika-Kerr, Meeah-May Sullivan, Maioha Merritt-McDonald, and Alexis Ngatai.

    Six words in te reo Maori are helping to teach New Zealand kids good recycling habits. The words feature on a set of colourful bilingual stickers that are a key component of RecycleKiwi – a brand new initiative aimed at schools that offers guidance and advice on waste management and recycling. The stickers can transform

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  • Former carpenter finds his niche as school’s...

    Principal Janet Moyle with caretaker Tagau Meleson seen presenting a RecycleKiwi resource pack.

    He’s become the school’s “Mr Fix-it” and nothing is too much trouble for Tagau Meleson. The carpenter and joiner, who has more than 40 years’ experience, has found his niche as the caretaker at Auckland’s Henderson Valley School. Whether he’s mowing lawns and gardening or carrying out general maintenance tasks, such as replacing faulty locks

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  • CrestClean business owner helps out after school fundraiser

    Organisers of a school fundraiser had one less job to worry about thanks to CrestClean business owner Bura Takinoa. Bura volunteered to clean up following the successful quiz night and auction held at the Community Hall in Snells Beach, which raised $18,000 for Snells Beach School. Marissa Bale, one of the event’s organisers, says at

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  • CrestClean couple join volunteers in beach clean-up of...

    CrestClean business owners Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora Opavova have been praised for their part in making a community-led beach clean-up a big success. The couple joined dozens of other volunteers to collect rubbish on Auckland’s Muriwai Beach. Event organiser Christina Norton thanked CrestClean for providing buckets and equipment as an army of 60 people descended

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  • Surprise card a ‘thank you’ for keeping their...

    CrestClean’s Alistair McCormick was floored when a huge card containing hand-written ‘thank you’ messages was left for his team. The giant card was penned by grateful youngsters at Wakari School in appreciation for the efforts put in by CrestClean personnel to keep everything looking spick and span. “This type of feedback coming from the kids

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  • Beyond the job: Unsung hero recognised for community...

    When kids turn up to school without shoes it tugs at his heartstrings and in his mind’s eye he pictures his own upbringing in Fiji. As the school’s property caretaker, Puti Apati is a popular figure and he gets to know most of the children attending Kelston Intermediate School. But it’s the kids from homes

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